Landecker Democracy Fellows' News
Keep up-to-date on the work of our Landecker Democracy Fellows
Landecker Democracy Fellows are change-makers based in the EU, UK, and USA with innovative ideas to form unique and lasting ties among communities that are increasingly drifting apart. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they build bridges through projects that enable our societies to unpack and address historic and contemporary systems of inequality. In partnership with the Alfred Landecker Foundation, we launched The Landecker Democracy Fellowship to support 30 young professionals and visionaries in realizing their project ideas that strengthen democracy in times of COVID-19. The following news items highlight the work our Fellows do in their respective communities.
Curator's Walk-Through Ahead of Chicago Architecture Biennial
Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Iman Veal visited 6018 North experimental arts and culture space in Chicago earlier this month for a curator's walk-through in advance of her Chicago Architecture Biennial project this September. The "Raisin" exhibition brings together a global network of artists who are creating public conversations around justice, class, identity, migration, immigration, and residence, in many different places and ways.
The Last Chords in the Auschwitz Universe
Landecker Fellow Tomasz Cebulski will speak as a part of an event commemorating the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Alfred Landecker Democracy Fellows Discuss Protecting Democracy After Attack on US Capitol
Landecker Fellows gathered to debrief the violent January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol and the implications this assault has had on the future of democracy--an assault fueled by conspiracy theories and former US President Donald Trump himself. From there, they deliberated on how we can depolarize our communities and call civil society into action in order to protect and strengthen democratic societies.
Landecker Fellow Lena Bielska spoke live on Halo.Radio about sexual education and combatting violence. Lena is an anti-bullying and anti-discrimination coach at Fundacja HerStory (HerStory Foundation).
Making Common Ground
Landecker Fellow Catherine Neilan's podcast Making Common Ground launched earlier this month. Catherine, a journalist who currently serves as Politics Live Editor at the Telegraph, created this podcast with the goal of creating in-depth conversations amongst different groups of people.
Walk Your Walk Interview
Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan is featured on Walk Your Walk, a website that shares stories of professional women's journeys and their definitions of success.
Inter-Faith Toolkit to Combat Gender-Based Violence
Landecker Fellow Reshma Persaud, as a part of the South Queens Women’s March, supported the organization’s publication of an interfaith toolkit combatting gender-based violence. The toolkit calls faith leaders to action in protecting women, girls, and gender nonconforming individuals in their communities.
Forum for stateless people
The BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk) published an article about Landecker Fellow Christiana Bukalo. The article deals with Christianas experiences in the past and how she wants to improve the situation with her online-platform www.statefree.world